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    A poem written to you all from me...
    dakotaspirit1957 posted:
    I have been a writer most of my life... If I have something important to say... I write it... I told you a while back I was working on something... Here it is... I hope you like it...

    for a little history jfor those who don't know me... I am a single mom for the most part... my daughter was 17 when I met my dear husband... We lost him 13 yrs later... just 2 yrs this coming Christmas... i have been sick for over 30 years... FM being only the tip...

    when i came here i was a wreck... but these wonderful people saved me from suicide and taught me to gather up my pieces...

    They and you are my "Angels"...

    May I Be Your Angel Now???

    It feels like yesterday...But was so many years ago...The Dr looked at me so seriously...Fibromyalgia he diagnosed me with...
    Deep inside... Heart and soul... I ran...Unable to deal with another illness...For 30 years it's been diagnosis after diagnosis...With no hope of cures or real help...
    My spirit became darkened by despair... My heart broken and beaten...My soul walking a lonely path alone...Not wanting to live such a life anymore...
    I found myself drifting... Loosing myself...Watching as my life changed from living to dying...I watched as what few dreams I had... were gone...My life waisting away in anger... depression... and confusion...
    I came to this community and read...I read of trials I was living through...I seen others accepting one another and themselves...I watched as people lived with this "dragon"...
    Yet I still didn't want to live this way...So one day I sat down at my keyboard...I remember the fear... The heart felt cries..."Help me"... I cried... "I just want to die"...
    I cried... " I just can't go on"...And you turned my life around...I found understanding... compassion...I found my Angels filled with love...
    When I reached out in despair...An Angel reached back with hope...When I fell a broken spirit...An Angel pieced me back together...
    I walked no longer alone...My spirit soared back into life...My soul filled with strength so needed...My Angels saved my life...
    Oh my Dearest of all Angels...How do I repay you...Words alone can't thank you...How do I pay you for my life you saved...
    May I Be Your Angel Now???
    May I give back to you...The sunshine in my heart...The strength in my soul...The peace in my spirit...
    May I Be Your Angel Now???
    May I return the gift you gave to me...May I give to you my life...
    May I Be Your Angel Now???
    written by jan/dakota
    dollbug responded:
    Hello Jan and thanks for sharing. I know just how hard life can sometimes be....I think we all do especially after meeting and dealing with the *dragon itself*....each and every day of our lives. We all have to figure out that it is left up to us to find a way to survive and Nana B says....we must learn how to *dance with the dragon, instead of draggin the dragon....and this task is NOT an easy task to accomplish. I think we all know this by now.

    It takes other FMers to understand and to know just how we feel. No one else really does. No matter how hard we try to explain *it* to them. Some may say they do but until you have *walked in our shoes and had the dragon wrap it tail around the body and spit fire*, there is no way that you can understand exactly what we face each and every day, for the most part.

    We are FMily and we do understand one another and we know just how hard our journey in life is and can be...but as we travel the road together and learn from each other we can make life a bit better along the way.

    We are all here to support one another and share what we have found along the way that has helped us cope better and to let others know that there is indeed understanding, caring and compassion here and most of we can relate to the journey we all face each and every day with the wrath of the dragon, aka FM. We also have to remember on the very bad days that *this too will pass and hopefully tomorrow will indeed be a better day for all of us*.

    It is indeed a tough journey for us all.

    Again thanks Jan for sharing your thoughts with us.



    fibroinsd responded:
    oh Jan....what a sweet have me in tears this morning..God Bless you...and please know you have paid it forward a million always lift us up too...

    Thank you for this today..

    Let's put the fun back in dysfunctional !- Mary Englebright
    bette_kaffitz responded:
    Oh, Jan,

    You have no idea how many times your posts have touched me deep within my soul. You have a gift with words. We all bring different talents to this sight. I know I am clinical and dictatorial much too often. You go right to the heart, the feelings, the emotions. And you get it right every time. That is a true gift. You have this marvelous ability to communicate from the inner core of being. And you give this gift to us--time after miraculous time.

    Bless you. Thank God you came here to join us in this fight.
    We need you.


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